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1 MLA page format Modern Language Association © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

2 Introduction The Modern Language Association Provides guidelines for writing and documentation of research in the humanities, especially in English studies; the study of other modern languages and literatures.humanitiesEnglish studies modern languages According to the MLA, "Since its publication in 1985, the MLA Style Manual has been the standard guide for graduate students, teachers, and scholars in the humanities and for professional writers in many fields." © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

3 The 1 st page The opening page to your essay should use the format shown below: © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

4 All other pages that follow Pages that follow the opening page to your essay should use the format shown below: © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

5 The Works Cited Page Finally, if you have referenced outside sources, you must include a works-cited page to show your readers where you found your information; use the format shown below: © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

6 A quick Overview © Copyright Academic Year , REVISED 2008 by M. Chavez. All Rights Reserved.

7 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 1. A major reason families succeeded in the 1950s was that "federal assistance programs were much more generous and widespread than they are today." (Coontz, p. 62). (Coontz 62)

8 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 2. Αccording to Stephanie Coontz, in the 1950s "federal assistance programs were much more generous and widespread than they are today" (Coontz, 62). “Ι Χ ( 62)

9 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 3. Stephanie Coontz argues that it was the generosity and availability of federal aid programs that made families seem so successful and reliable in the 1950s.,“Ι ” (62).

10 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 4. Even politically conservative scholars admit that we "should not idea Columbus and other European explorers were often brutal (Cheney, 267.) (Cheney 267)..”

11 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 5. Lynne Cheney is forced to admit that students should learn that even European explorers were "often brutal (Cheney 267).".” X (267).

12 6. Lynne Cheney concedes that students must be told the errors of our European past (p. 267)..” “ (267).

13 In Text Parenthetical Citations Exercise 7. In the online article "The Income Inequality Debate" we are told that although the author finds "the poverty of the very poor unlovely, … [p]overty is a relative concept."The Income Inequality Debate (author’s last name).

14 Brackets, Ellipses, and Citations Brackets [ ] are used if words or phrases are added or changed in the original citation Ellipses … are used when words and/or phrases are omitted from a quotation A citation gives credit to the source you have used in your paper. (Parenthesis are used) and must have the author’s last name and page # (if book or periodical is used)

15 In text Citation In the text of your research paper: –“The first gambling Web site appeared in 1995, and online gambling has since become the most lucrative Internet business” (Will 92). –George Will reported “that in 2002 Internet gambling surpassed pornography to become the Internet's most lucrative business” (92). In your Works Cited list: Will, George F. "Electronic Morphine." Newsweek 25 Nov. 2002: 92. Author’s name Page # Author’s name Title of Article Title of Periodical Date Page#


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